MEASUREMENT AND PREDICTION OF SOUND INBOARD AND OUTBOARD OF SHIPS AS GENERATED BY CAVITATING PROPELLERS

A survey is presented in which manner the noise, generated by a cavitating ship propeller, can be predicted based on either full scale or model scale experiments. Two sides of the problem are elucidated, i.e. the noise radiated from the propeller into the water and the noise inside the ship. For solving the first problem the model technique as used in the depressurized towing tank of the NSMB offers fruitful possibilities. Model rules for the noise-spectrum are given. Also the measuring set-up in this tank is outlined, together with some acoustical considerations about the acoustical properties of the tank. The second part of the paper concerns the problem of noise aboard ships. Most attention is paid to the description of the cavitating propeller as a source of sound. A new measuring technique for the measurement of the acoustical source strength of a propeller is outlined. Emphasis is given on the relation between the vibration problem and the noise problem aboard ships and on the possibilities of the depressurized towing tank in relation to these problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on High Powered Propulsion of Large Ships, Part 2, December 10-13, 1974, Wageningen, Netherlands. Entire proceedings-2 volumes, 26 papers-available for $21.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Netherlands Ship Model Basin

    Haagsteed 2, P.O. Box 28
    Wageningen,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • De Bruijn, A
    • TEN WOLDE, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Netherlands Ship Model Basin
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 490
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM